My other half has an i-phone which means that she’s always online, pinching and swiping away at the screen. This morning, she read an e-mail that had been sent at 06:32 which contained a momentous message from a friend. It broke the news that Lucasfilm had been purchased by the house of the mouse.
Here is that message:
So, is this really bad news for Star Wars fans? After all, Disney produces mawkish material for the ankle biters out there, whilst expousing a wholly unrealistic and idealised version of The American Dream.
Imagine a Star Wars directed by Neill Blomkamp, Jos Whedon or Duncan Jones. Roddenberry and Lucas were/are great men, and we all owe them a debt of gratiude for their creativity and vision. But others have picked up their mantle and run with it.
The good news is that the three new films, as currently planned, are to be sequels to the original trilogy. Harrison Ford proved in Indiana Jones 4 that he can still cut it as a leading man. How great it will be to reunite with those timeless characters?